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by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we depend on goods shipped in from overseas. but a strike has effectively shut down the point of entry for many of those goods. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california. they are critical, because those ports handle about 39% of all the goods that arrive by ship. it came to about $200 billion worth this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >> if the ships are
from the school shooting was the school nurse sally cox. she tells scott pelley on 60 minutes she heard the gunman before she actually saw him. >> all of a sudden i heard very loud popping noise. a noise that i've never ever heard before. and my first thought was, was this something with the heating system or did something fall? and i called out to the secretary. barb what is that. and she called out to me, my name. she said sally. and i could just hear like fear in her voice. >> it was something about the way barb called out your name? >> yes, yes. she just had this horrible sound of fear in her voice. that's what made me just -- because i was about ready to go to see what was going on. the popping kept going off and i just dove underneath my computer desk. the back of the desk has a small opening for like wires to come out. and i just peaked, i could see his feet and his legs from the knees down and his feet were facing in my direction. >> reporter: and i just froze with fear. and then he just -- it was just seconds and then he turned around and i could hear him walk out. i heard the
what it is. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. as bank slogans go they don't come any worse than this: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almos
" with scott pelley. with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, washington left for christmas tonight with most americans facing a major tax increase in ten days. negotiations to avoid that went off the rails last night when some house republicans refused to go along with their own leadership. this evening, the president described himself as a hopeless optimist who was ready and willing to make a deal, but the speaker of the house said how we get there god only knows. we have two reports tonight. first, we'll go to major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, tonight there is no bill written to avert the fiscal cliff. there is no road map to the drafting of that legislation. there are only hopes and aspirations-- both much smaller than the president would prefer. this is the president's own plan "b", a scaled-back bill that seeks to protect tax rates for households earning less than $250,000 and extend jobless benefits for two million americans out of work for six months or more. it's a shadow of the big deal contemplated only days ago. >> in ten days we face a deadlin
captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the funerals began today. two of the children killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday have been laid to rest. mourners leaving the service for six-year-old noah pozner were told to keep his memory in their hearts, but hearts are strained to breaking by the senseless loss. at makeshift memorials, parents held their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. first we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six-year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischef vous boy who'd been looki
" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is off. i'm rebecca jarvis. in a few hours, the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff which could trigger across-the-board tax increases and billions in spending cuts. however, there is hope for a soft landing. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and president obama said today a deal was close. but late in the day house leaders announced they will not vote on a deal tonight. they're waiting for the senate. so what happens now? we have two reports beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, good evening. >> good evening to you, rebecca. it looks like the deadline pressure finally prompted a meeting of the minds today. negotiators agreed to a plan that extends the bush era tax cuts for 99% of americans. but they are hung up on one key spending issue, and so it looks like we will go over the fiscal cliff at least temporarily. >> we're very, very close to an agreement. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said his round-the-clock negotiations with vice president biden had paid off. >> i can report that we've reached an agreeme
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> axelrod: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jim axelrod. a lot of holiday plans are out the window tonight due to a powerful storm system that stranded travelers on highways and at airports. it's blamed in at least six deaths. in the south, there are reports that 41 tornadoes have touched down since yesterday. one of them sheered off the front of the trinity episcopal church in mobile, alabama. luckily, no one was injured. the same system brought a blizzard to parts of the midwest, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,400 flights. tonight, it's headed to the northeast. winter storm warnings have already been posted. troy kehoe of our cbs station in indianapolis begins our coverage. troy? >> reporter: well, jim, here in bloomington, indiana, we've already seen 11.5 inches of snow so far, and it is still coming down with blizzard conditions here in the midwest. this has been a two-day storm leaving much of the country paralyzed. blinding snow with wind gusts topping 35 miles an hour have created whiteout conditions in the p
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. it is the end of a holiday week, holit would appear congress is get getting started. tonight, the president said he es modestly optimistic about a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would mean avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january 1. the president spoke to the nation this evening after an hourlong meeting with congressional leaders at the white house. democrat and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. they appear to remain deadlocked on who exactly will pay those higher taxes. wo have two reports tonight, beginning with major garrett at the white house. major, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. two things are clear tonight arat were not clear this morning: progress is real, and if a deal is reached, it will be ir smaller than any of the key players envisioned only a couple weeks ago. is this deal, if it's to be reached, will not be the so- called grand bargain with trillions of dollars of
had -- has? maybe he'll take us for a ride. >>> scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up on the cbs evening news. >> we'll have the top stories around the world. plus, riding high thanks to a football team that just can't seem to lose. that is tonight on the cbs evening news. >> and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> well, the brief, spring- like break that we enjoyed is over. the temperatures are back. a live look outside right now. how is the weekend shaping up? bob is in the weather center with the updated first warning forecast. we won't get back to 70 again. but it will warm up again this weekend. way above normal. looking at friday, with a lot of clouds. maybe a little rain can break out in the afternoon or evening. it will be close to 50 or low 50s, we think. by the weekend, even warmer. but a risk of scattered showers saturday. probably again sunday. 61, 55 sunday. back up to 60. and a shower or two, maybe some thunder monday before it clears out. and the temperatures back
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> axelrod: good evening. event is off. i'm jim axelrod. rnristmas is turning treacherous for large sections of the country. tonight, parts of indiana and kentucky are under a blizzard watch. roads in oklahoma and northern arkansas could soon become impassable due to whiteouts, and another storm system developing along the gulf of mexico from daxas to florida is raising the threat of tornadoes. the director of the emergency management agency in alabama says the danger is made worse now because so many drivers are holiday travelers driving in unfamiliar places. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday tr
away. scott pelley sat down with newtown school superintendent janet robinson and asked how students and teachers are moving forward. >> there is a team of counselors assigned to every school. they're with that faculty. they're with those students. we have a parent room manned by counselors at every school, we have a room for students and one for teachers. we understand people are going to react in different ways and maybe unexpectedly. when they think they're doing fine, something will trigger that emotion and they need to talk about it. >> when do you think the new school for the sandy hook kids and teachers will be opened, and when do you think they'll return to class? >> we're thinking after the holiday break, that january will be a fresh start. >> what do you think at this point is going to happen to the building at sandy hook elementary school? >> you're asking a question that i'm asking myself at 3:00 in the morning when i can't sleep. the teachers and the parents have been telling me they can never re-enter that school, that it would be just beyond them to do it. one teacher
the secret service published a report on school shooters. on last night's "60 minutes" scott pelley talked to the authors. they found most attackers followed a pattern for weeks or even months before they act. they called it the pathway to violence. >> how does this pathway to violence manifest itself? what is it that people can look for in a person who is on this pathway as you describe it? >> people who engaged in these attacks took a series of actions as in often selecting a particular weapon, sometimes practicing with a weapon. they thought, i'm desperate. they accepted the idea that violence might be an acceptable way to solve their problems. >> in how many cases did the shooter tell someone essentially what he was planning on doing before he did it? >> in almost all of them, the student who committed the attack, the school shooter, communicated in many instances his intent to commit the attack. >> the offense of friday struck fear into the heart of every parent who sends a child to school all across this country. i wonder what you would tell the folks at home who worry, can i send my
next. jeff glor in for scott pelley tonight. >> remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> glor: tonight, new doubts that a fiscal cliff deal can get done. the senate majority leader compares the house speaker to a dictator as the house says it will reconvene sunday. will they get back to talks? reports from nancy cordes and major garrett. we're also facing a dairy cliff. john blackstone on why milk may soon double in price. the drilling boom in colorado it's leaving towns flush with cash but what is it leaving behind? ben tracy is there. and dean reynolds on the men who create some of the most precious gifts. all retirees? >> all retirees. and they all get paid the same. >> reporter: nothing. >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, everyone.
, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported that the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. president obama said the use of these weapons of mass destruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any signs syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta said it appears the embattled assad regime is preparing to do just that. >> there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: monitoring
" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the highest ranking office in the cabinet is secretary of state, and presidents almost always get their choice. but late today, susan rice, believed to be the president's first choice to succeed hillary clinton, withdrew her name from consideration. rice is u.s. ambassador to the united nations. her chances of becoming secretary of state were undermined before she was nominated because of something that she said in september. bill plante is at the white house for us tonight. bill? >> reporter: scott, that's right. and sources close to the white house and to susan rice tell us that both she and the president concluded this was not a fight worth having. republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11 attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador chris stephens and three others. five days after that attack, rice appeared on "face the nation"." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditate or preplanned. >> reporter: republicans, led by john mccain, charged that the admini
, a giant of jazz. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, they've never said it quite like this: the president's treasury secretary made it clear there is no room for compromise. republicans must accept an increase in tax rates for upper-income americans. negotiations on a budget deal haven't gone very far and there are just 27 days before that so-called fiscal cliff. that's the package of tax increases for most americans and budget cuts that will hit automatically unless the white house and congress find a gentler way to solve the crisis in the federal budget. here's how treasury secretary tim geithner put it on cnbc. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. ren, it's only 2%. >> pelley: by 2%, he means individuals making more than $200000 and couples taking in 250,000 or more. republicans say rates shouldn't be increased on anyone. with no agreement, going over the fisc
evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sent a sharp warning today to bashar al-assad the syrian dictator who is fighting a rebellion by his own people. assad has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the united states into that middle east conflict. here's how mr. obama put it. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> pelley: so why did the president say it today? david martin hat the pentagon has been talking to his sources. >> reporter: this is a commercial satellite photo of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for use. orders have been issued to bring together chemical ingredients which are normally stored separately for saf
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, more parents than usual walked with their kids as the schools of newtown reopened today. when a family met the stepped-up security there wasn't a sense of fear but a sense of moving forward together. and this was our favorite image. we were going to write something about it but then we realized it speaks well enough for itself. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not reopen. as you know well, 20 first graders were killed there on friday along with six staff members. the gunman also killed his mother and himself jim axelrod is in newtown where, for some, this was a new day. >> reporter: many here hoped to find comfort in the back-to-school rue teen. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary is still a crime scene today trucks moved the desks to an empty middle school in the next town where classes will resume in january. six fun
" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from newtown, connecticut. >> pelley: good evening. the bodies of most of the children killed this morning remain inside sandy hook elementary school tonight, along with the bodies of six adults and the gunman himself. the fire house behind me, decorated for christmas, is where terrorized parents came to find out whether their children were among the living or the dead. some of the victims were as young as five years old. president obama said today what everyone is thinking: we have been through this too many times. sandy hook is a k-4 elementary school with about 700 students. >> somebody came in to the room and shot a teacher. that's all i know. sorry. >> pelley: parents rushed to the school after getting robocalls that there had been a shooting. at 9:30 this morning police say a gunman, identified as 20-year-old adam lanza, opened fire in a kindergarten classroom where his mother was the teacher. some of her students were among the 20 children killed. in all, 26 people were killed at the school, including the school principal. the police say the gunma
pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. erspelley: good evening. when the supreme court alters ed icourse of the nation, names are etched in history. ralessy v. ferguson" endorsed inial segregation; "brown v. board of education" ended it in hat ation. today we learned that the next name to make civil rights history may be "hollingsworth v. willy." her court said it will hear the case which could decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. the case centers on a ban on 20me-sex marriage that was passed by california voters in 2008. john blackstone has our lead from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisc
in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org spared... plus, a crash on a slick hiy sends several emergency wors to the hospital. what happed as they tried to assist acct victims. ad lib... cbs 5 eyewitness news is next. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
investigation coming up at 6:00! >> food, weather. >> thanks for watching. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, preventing another newtown. >> if we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe then nothing else matters. >> pelley: the president takes on assault rifles, mental health care, and a culture of violence. major garrett at the white house. house. elaine quijano in newtown. with only days left to stop tax increases, president obama tells republicans: take the deal. nancy cordes has their resign in the death of a u.s. ambassador. margaret brennan reports. and the woman getting newtown hohools open again.
that is the "cbs evening news" tonight's, i'm jeff glor, cbs news in newtown, connecticut. scott pelley is back tomorrow night. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org to try to make sense of the elementary school massacre. local churches honored the victims. >>> coast to coast people head to houses of worship. >>> and the connecticut school shooting renews the did he bit over gun control. the bay area lawmaker pushing for a assault weapons ban. >>> and down right freezing temperatures. just how cold it's going to get and the one day we might be rain free. cbs 5 eyewitness news is next. ,,
is in for scott pelley. see you at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com storm is on the move. the midwest got a blizzard for christmas, the south got dozens of tornadoes, and the northeast is next. the first numbers are coming in, and elaine quijano reports this could be the weakest holiday shopping season in years. hospitals are running out of some cancer drugs for children. >> that is the really scary part-- what if i relapse again? >> axelrod: dr. jon lapook on the danger to the patients. and-- >> i think i found something. >> axelrod: it was the only thing she had left after super storm sandy. michelle miller catches up with a woman determined to start over. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me to laugh. they all ask about me, including you. captioning sponsored by cbs
stories and more tonight at 6:00. >> thanks so much for watching. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is coming up next. remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, the president faces a train wreck. >> nobody gets 100% of what they want. everybody's got to give a little bit. >> pelley: with big tax increases days away, republicans revolt. major garrett with s with the president. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. a moment of remembrance for newtown and the n.r.a. weighs in with its solution. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> pelley: elaine quijano and chip reid report. storms slow the holiday rush. dean reynolds on where the trouble lies. and steve hartman "on the road" finds the loss of a child has
. >> reporter: her friends told scott pelley she told them adam has asperger's. >> he was on medication. she home schooled him at home because he couldn't deal with the school classes sometimes so she just home schooled adam at home. that was her life. >> reporter: ryan crab who baby sat for the lanza's when he was about 10 got a glimpse of how difficult he could be. >> i got instructions to never turn my back on him. >> reporter: his parents divorced in 2009. cbs news spoke to the mediator in that divorce. he says lanza's parents seemed to love him and wanted only the best for him. >> thank you. and on the first day of school since the shooting, some parents sent their children to school with new anxieties about their safety, of course. we spoke to school chiefs here in maryland about how they're keeping students safe. >> reporter: school leaders sprang into action launching a thorough review of security at all baltimore schools. in light of what happened in newtown, school superintendent says those changes will make schools safer. >> we have changed our focus to make sure that it's all bei
morning to the talk to the evening news with scott pelley, it will be a super bowl week like never before. >> can't think about that yet. i have to get through to the game here sunday. i have a niece that's a steelers fan, another niece who's a redskins fan. >> let's just hope we get there. >> that's right. >>> let's take a look at temperatures and conditions. right now it is freezing out there. i'm not kidding. it's 31. but there's no wind at all. the dew point is coming up. the temperature went up 1 degree since last hour. this is a slight warm up headed our way. tomorrow we'll be warmer than today. holding steady right now. currently, warmer out to the west. that's where the warm air is begin together move in first. 36 in oakland. that's a little unusual compared to if 31 here. ocean city, 31. elkton only at 30. locally, temperatures around the freezing mark to the mid- 30s. it will get a lot warmer this weekend. a southerly wind will bring in milder air. an area of low pressure is is causing rain across the valley. little snow across n
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama today promised what he called real action right now to reduce gun violence after the school massacre in newtown, connecticut. he put vice president biden in charge of a government-wide effort, but gave him only until january to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a cult
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama dug in his heels today insisting on tax revenues for higher income earners but at a hint of compromise he said he would consider lowering tax breaks again next year. mr. obama wants to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year and on couples making more than $250. he said this today. the way to recovery. bill whitaker reports from california. schools close as the flu bug spreads. elaine quijano reports on where the virus is woshs and how efgtd the vaccine can be. and what city in america. >> raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with >> the issues is that we are going to have to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with very you have to cuts that we've already made and we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> pelley: that, the republican house speaker said in response, will never work. the republican counter offer cuts spending and raises taxes for no one and nancy cordes h
, scott, they still don't know if adam lanza practiced in recent weeks. >> pelley: bob, you mentioned there was a fourth gun. do the investigators have a theory on what he intended to do with that? >> that fourth gun was a shotgun capable of carrying a large drum of ammunition. lanza left it behind in the car's truck. police say they're not sure what he intended to do it with but it suggests maybe he was thinking of a broader attack. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. we asked correspondent seth doane to talk to people who could paint a broader picture of adam lanza. >> reporter: what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate. >> just quiet. >> reporter: this girl remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable, on the other, that's not how i remember him. i remember him as the nice kid that i sat near in class and, you know, we joked, he'd laugh, that kind of thing. >> reporter: it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connecticut state university while lanza was still in high school. >> we were all hanging out, outside of clas
sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. er're about to set a weather aycord. the government told us today that this year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded. owerar this year, the degreature in the lower 48 states is averaging 57 degrees, rmich is about three degrees above normal. wd the drought will go down as the second worst drought it, topped only by the dustbowl of the 1930s. a storm moving through the midwest is bringing some much- needed precipitation. chicago is just getting its first measurable snowfall. it's the latest in the year that that has ever happened. but the storm is making a mess of travel heading into the holidays, and dean reynolds is in the middle of it. >> reporter: traffic in the ns sest and great plains simply stopped cold. stranded on interstate trucker tracy martin spoke for many. >> once you're stuck, you're stuck. it's hard to get out. >> reporter: the snow took all autumn to fall, and when it did, it was blown by 50-mile-per-hour gusts into drifts two feet deep. hofoot fell in des moi
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm jeff glor. >> glor: g plenty of violence recently that can't be explained and it got no easier today. in this case, the victims were erlunteers responding to an anrgency call on christmas eve. onr firefighters were shot. police say they were lured by a whn who was simply looking to ookinor kill them. tonight in webster, new york, just outside rochester, two of ,hose firefighters are dead, two are wounded. we begin with jim axelrod. >> reporter: just after 5:30 this morning, the volunteer firefighters in webster walked right into an ambush. >> we are being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. >> reporter: two of them were killed instantly. >> i'm pretty sure we have two d.o.a.s. >> reporter: gerald pickering is the police chief in webster. >> it does appear it was a trap that was set for first responders. >> reporter: police at the scene exchanged shots with the gunman, 62-year-old william spengler, who was barricaded on a berm near the house. the gun bat
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, more parents than usual walked with their kids as the schools of newtown reopened today. when a family met the stepped-up security there wasn't a sense of fear but a sense of moving
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, they've never said it quite like this: the president's treasury secretary made i
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of families homeless and hungry for the first time in their lives, and as scott pelley reported in march of 2011, one of the most disturbing consequences of the recession was the record number of children descending into poverty, the largest american generation to be raised in hard times since the great depression. >> in seminole county, near orlando, florida, so many kids have lost their homes, school buses now stop at dozens of cheap motels where families crowd into rooms, living week to week. 11-year-old destiny corfee joined the line at this motel. >> i never really noticed what people were actually going through until now. until we're actually going through it too. >> david and theresa corfee never imagined their family homeless. together, they were making about $40 an hour detailing expensive cars. there was a three-bedroom home, vacations, extras for the kids, but both jobs went, and then the house. evicted, they found that the homeless shelters wanted to split their family up, boys and girls. >> that was definitely something that i wasn't gonna have, was being separated at a time
is complete, scott. >> pelley: i spoke to one of the police officers this evening, john, and he told me they hope to have the bodies out of the school some time in the overnight period but they had to remain in place while they gathered that evidence that you were talking about. what have you been able to learn about the gunman? what do we know about lanza now? >> well, adam lanza is 20 years old, born april 22, 1997. he was the bigger personality of the two brothers. his brother ryan was the quiet one, he went to business school kind of on a path. but adam was the one with the bigger personality and lived at home with his mother. investigators believe that this may be a conflict between he and his mother that was developing for a long time that started with the murder this morning and then using the guns registered to her after killing his mother, going to the school and killing what she loved most, her students. they underline that when you look at what was done and how it was carried out, this was not a snap decision, these were not random victims, he had chosen these victims careful
evening news" orith scott pelley. ort, a ratpelley: good evening. the federal reserve decided today that the economy needs for support, and so it will hole own interest rates near 0, and keep mortgages cheap. the central bank also did something today it hasn't done illits 100-year history. it revealed its targets for aising interest rates. it said that the rates will stay near zero until unemployment falls below 6.5%. that could be three years away. the fed also said rates will stay low as long as inflation remains below 2.5%. hee idea is to give business, investors, and families a little more certainty about what to expect. and here's wyatt andrews. >> reporter: the announcement means the cost of borrowing will e ay near zero until the economy creates at least one million jobs. ategyhairman ben bernanke said the employment target is a better signal to investors and the public of just how long interest rates will stay low. >> a strategy that we believe ill help support household and business confidence and spending. >> reporter: to control interest rates, the fed plans to buy $85 ee
elaborated authorities in belize. that and more at 6:00. >>> the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, cuts in medicare and social security. that's the republican proposal. we have new details on how ever american's finances may change. white i can't tell andrews has the breaking news. wyatt tell andrews has the breaking news. elizabeth palmer with a family under fire. >> reportet'
that and more at 6:00. >> thank you. >>> "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> remember the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: mr. obama explains his top condition for a deal to the way to recovery.
minutes. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, raising the stakes. the administration says it's absolutely ready to go over the fiscal cliff unless republicans agree to tax increases. reports from major garrett and chip reid. >> pelley: a household name in
. >> "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, would america go to war in syria? the u.s. is spying on the ictator's chemical weapons. there's new intelligence on that and word that syria may be losing its best ally. david martin at the pentagon, margaret brennan with hillary clinton, and elizabeth palmer a rare look inside the war. >> reporter: in the hospital's intensive care unit, the men can't speak but their injuries do. >> pelley: today, the first
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, oregon. the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. remember the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, one of the biggest names in banking admits to handling the dirtiest money in the world. h.s.b.c.'s clients included drug cartels and countries that sponsored terrorism. john miller on why the bank won't be prosecuted. elaine quijano in michigan where the legislature has voted on a landmark law to reduce the power of unions. and michelle miller. in this season of giving, remembering those who gave all. >> it's got a beautiful look, really. with a nice red bow.
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